Sarah Palin and Azealia Banks have gone on an epic Twitter feud as the two women hurled insults at each other on the social media platform.
The Twitter feud between the two women did not end well, as the former Alaska governor threatened to sue the female rapper over the profane tweets she directed towards her and her family.
According to reports, Azealia Banks thought a satirical news article that was published by Newslo.com last March 21 was real. The article jokingly quoted Sarah Palin as saying that African Americans willingly subjected themselves to slavery. The female rapper then took to Twitter to say that the supposed comments of the politician warranted a violent sexual act done on Palin by a group of black men.
— TIME.com (@TIME) April 6, 2016
After realizing that the article about the former vice presidential candidate was not real, the rapper took down her tweets. However, the former governor caught wind of the tweets, and she took to both Twitter and Facebook the next day to respond.
The 52-year-old started by saying, “Hey Female Rapper. Listen up, little darling. No one has any idea what you’re wigging out about in these bizarre, violent rants against me, but you’re obviously not exercising enough intelligence to acknowledge you’ve been sucked into believing some fake interview in which I supposedly offered comments representing the antithesis of my truth.”
The political figure then encouraged the rapper to use her platforms for social good. She also promised to go through her daughter’s playlist to make sure that there are no songs of Azealia Banks that are anti-woman and pro-rape. She also declared that anti-woman and pro-rape songs are “garbage” and that the rapper seems to endorse such views.
Azealia Banks issued a lengthy apology after. In her statement, the rapper said that she was completely kidding, and she just happens to have a “really crass New York City sense of humor.” She also said that she actually really liked Sarah Palin despite many Americans seeing her as someone to be ridiculed.
The apology from the female rapper added, “You’re very passionate about the things you believe in, super determined, and most certainly aware of who you are and where you stand in this world, as a parent, as a politician, but most importantly, as a woman.”
The rapper continued to explain that her tweets did not mean she wanted Sarah Palin to be raped, as she used the term “run a train,” which is slang for group sex and not for rape. Azealia Banks concluded her letter with a series of postscripts claiming that Palin was an extremely intelligent woman and that the governor’s opening statement of “Hey Female Rapper” is the politician’s way of euphemizing “Hey little Stereotypical Black, Thing!”
Azealia Banks had to own up and apologize to Sarah Palin for getting trolled so hard https://t.co/Ex9m8EXDJw
— XXL Magazine (@XXL) April 7, 2016
Despite the rapper saying that she hopes Sarah Palin will accept her apology, she concluded her letter with, “If Bristol Palin listened to my music she probably wouldn’t have all those cotdamn kids!!!! ;-P #sis #iud #stayinschool #causeitsthebest.”
The former Alaskan governor stated that she is not accepting the rapper’s apology. The politician has threatened to sue, saying that she cannot wait to share her winnings with other people who have become defenseless against lies and dangerous attacks.
Azealia Banks then tweeted on Wednesday that the only mistake she did was insinuating that Sarah Palin “might have sex with someone other than one of her cousins.” She followed it up by questioning the politician’s credibility and saying that the word on the street is that the former governor has no friends in the Republican Party.
My only mistake was insinuating that SP might have sex with someone other than one of her cousins. #trailer
— AZEALIABANKS (@AZEALIABANKS) April 6, 2016
Sarah Palin has yet to react to the latest tweets of Azealia Banks.
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